Women in engineering
An estimated 11% of the engineering workforce is female, according to a 2017 survey – and while this percentage has increased over the past two years, there’s still much more to be done.
Below we share some of our favourite articles of women who have excelled in the sector, including some great blogs from attendees of our Future Female Engineers event, interviews with current engineering graduates and a ‘day in the life’ of two award winners of the prestigious Undergraduate of the Year.
'Speak up', 'own your career progression' and 'forget about perfection' are just some of the pieces of advice for female students and graduates in the construction and engineering industries that TARGETjobs has heard over the years.
Student Jemma Hart found the inspiration she needed to land a graduate job at the Future female engineers networking day – here’s why you should do the same.
Here are the most useful careers hints and tips we heard at TARGETjobs Events’ Future Female Engineers networking event, from seeking out role models to being confident.
Future Female Engineers success stories
Last November I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend TARGETjobs’ Future Female Engineers event, held at Arup HQ in London. This exclusive networking event was a chance to meet engineering students from across the country and engage with...
UK 300 interviews with engineering professionals
There are multiple routes to take into engineering but I was relatively uninformed on the sponsored degree route so instead accumulated a few internships in different areas while I studied. This helped me to understand exactly what I wanted to do...
I chose engineering because I did well in maths and science at A level and I really enjoyed them. I also considered engineering as a profession because of my interest in Formula 1, but I didn’t know what type of engineering I wanted to do...
When I was at school I had planned to become a physiotherapist. Engineering wasn’t a career I had thought about until my A level physics teacher suggested I look into it. After attending a Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) event at Cardiff...
Undergraduate of the year profiles
The Undergraduate of the Year Awards have been a phenomenal opportunity which I wholeheartedly encourage you to apply for. The process is one which will teach you about your strengths, allow you to network at an amazing level, and introduce you to new friends.
I was first made aware of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year award during my summer placement after my first year at university. One of the site engineers happened to mention it and encouraged me to apply. I felt that, if nothing else, it was a great opportunity to develop both my personal skills and professional network.